ASCO-Sponsored Cancer Interest Groups help to connect interested Medical Students with resources and information about careers in oncology. The ASCO-Sponsored Cancer Interest Group program is intended for medical student oncology interest groups. 

The application period for the 2018-19 program cycle is May 25–August 3, 2018. 

To learn more about the application process and its requirements, please reference the Application Guide.

Acceptance is based on complete and timely submission of application materials. We only accept one application per institution and applications should be submitted by the Medical Student Interest Group Leader.

To view a list of the current ASCO-Sponsored Cancer Interest Group institutions, please reference the 2017-18 CIG Roster.

For questions, please email ASCO Professional Development staff.

Benefits of Becoming an ASCO-Sponsored Cancer Interest Group

  • Sponsorship that provides funds for your school's cancer interest group
  • A forum to network with other students interested in oncology
  • Resources to help with career choices
  • Assistance identifying mentors
  • Opportunity to submit research to the Cancer Interest Group Abstract Forum at the ASCO Annual Meeting

Cancer Interest Group Abstract Forum Details

The Cancer Interest Group (CIG) Abstract Forum is an opportunity for medical student and resident members of the CIG program to present their oncology-related research in an intimate setting at the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

The abstract submission period for the 2018 CIG Abstract Forum is closed.

The 2018 CIG Abstract Forum will take place Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 2:30-5:30 PM CST in Room N229 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Attendance is open to all Annual Meeting attendees.